Career Advisor

Job description

San Marcos, TX

Texas State University

Career Advisor

Job Number: 2018243

Location: San Marcos

Department: Career Services

Recruitment Type: Open to All

Job Type: Full-Time

Monthly Salary: $3,350 + commensurate with experience

Job Category: Exempt

Required Qualifications:
Bachelor's degree in advertising, communication design, communication studies, public relations, marketing, human resources, psychology, sociology or related fields.

Evidence of public speaking/presentation experience.

Evidence of customer/client service experience.

Marketing/Sales experience with emphasis on social networking.

Experience with social media tools, i.e. LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter. (Must list software on application and/or resume.)

Proficient in Microsoft Office and the use of an electronic calendaring system. (Must list software on application and/or resume.)

Must be able to handle fast-paced and deadline-oriented situations.

Must be able to maintain focus in a multi-tasking environment.

Direct experience in the planning, development, implementation, and evaluation of a program or project.

Preferred Qualifications:
Experience establishing and maintaining experiential learning opportunities, including co-operative and internship agreements.

Master's degree in advertising, communication design, communication studies, public relations, marketing, human resources, psychology, sociology or related fields.

Experience in a career services office.

Direct experience working with college age population.

Experience in hiring and recruiting.

Experience and/or knowledge of HTML or basic web coding and content management systems.

Ability to gather and compile statistical data.

Demonstrated effective problem-solving and decision-making skills.

Job Description:
Responsible for developing and implementing marketing strategies for the career advising center and for assisting students with developing their job search skills.

Job Duties:
Devise, implement, and conduct structured workshops and unstructured presentations to classes, campus organizations, and residence halls on the various services offered including training on Jobs4Cats (job posting system.)

Devise, implement, and conduct presentations/workshops to parents, alumni, and community groups on the various services offered.

Assist individual students and alumni with resume preparation, interviewing techniques, and job search strategies.

Conduct “mock” or “practice” interviews.

Develop and implement marketing strategies using technology, viral marketing and social media for outreach purposes.

Initiate and facilitate meetings with deans, chairs, academic advisors, faculty, and staff to educate them on the services offered and gather information on how to better serve them.

Assist in conducting assessment activities to facilitate the continuous improvement of services.

Disseminate information needed by students, alumni, parents, academic advisors, and key faculty using various technologies.

Serve as a liaison to a specific college in the advancement of career activities and resources.

Assist with on-campus recruiting functions, special events (such as job fairs) and other activities sponsored by the office.

Conduct dining etiquette and networking strategies workshops.

Orient, train, supervise and evaluate student workers and interns.

Serve on program teams and committees.

Job Open Date: 02/15/2018

Open Until Filled: Yes

Normal Work Days: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

Normal Work Hours Start: 8:00AM

Normal Work Hours End: 5:00PM

Posting Notices:

Legal and Required Notices:
Texas State University, to the extent not in conflict with federal or state law, prohibits discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability, veterans' status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression.

Employment with Texas State University is contingent upon the outcome of record checks and verifications including criminal history, driving records, education records, employment verifications, reference checks, and employment eligibility verifications.

Texas State University is a tobacco-free campus. Smoking and the use of any tobacco product will not be allowed anywhere on Texas State property or in university owned or leased vehicles.

Texas State University is a member of the Texas State University System. Texas State University is an EOE.

Texas State is committed to increasing the number of women and minorities in administrative and professional positions

For a detailed description of this position and to apply, visit or call (512) 245-2557 or visit our office at 601 University Dr., J.C. Kellam Bldg., Suite 340.

About Texas State and San Marcos:
Texas State University is a emerging research institution located in the burgeoning Austin-San Antonio corridor and in the beautiful Texas Hill Country. It is the largest of eight campuses in the Texas State University System and one of the 75 largest universities in the country, with over 38,000 students and approximately 4,000 faculty and staff

Texas State is located in San Marcos, a growing community of over 50,000 people located about half way between Austin and San Antonio. Texas State enjoys a setting that is unique among Texas universities. The beauty of the crystal-clear San Marcos River and the stately cypress and pecan trees on the campus add to the charm of the university's picturesque setting. Our location on the banks of the San Marcos River provides outdoor recreational activities throughout the year.

Employment with Texas State University is contingent upon a criminal history background check.

Texas State University is a tobacco free campus.

Texas State University is an EOE and a member of the Texas State University System.

Related links:
Apply Online at Texas State University
Texas State University main webpage
Summary of Benefits
Texas State University Human Resources
San Marcos, Texas Chamber of Commerce





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Job No:
Posted: 2/20/2018
Application Due: 4/21/2018
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